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Microsoft's SkyDrive rebranded as OneDrive

Microsoft has finally decided on the name for its successor to SkyDrive: OneDrive.

A newly released video and website, introduces users to OneDrive, the "even better place to store and share your favorite things across all of your favorite devices." Ryan Gavin, in a blog post on the OneDrive blog, described that "changing the name of a product as loved as Skydrive wasn't easy," but said he believes that OneDrive "conveys the value that we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future."

Gavin also added that current users of SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro should not expect any complications as a result of the change: "The service will continue to operate as you expect and all of your content will be available on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business respectively as the new name is rolled out across the portfolio."

Although one assumes that there will be few architectural changes involved in the the switch from SkyDrive to OneDrive, eager users can sign up on the OneDrive announcement page to be sure to hear about the switch first.

This particular change in name has its origins in the trademark battle that Microsoft lost against TV provider BSkyB. OneDrive was also included among the names that Neowin readers recommended back in August of last year. Let's hope that Microsoft's latest moniker for its cloud drive service has a longer lifespan than its predecessor.

Source: Microsoft

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